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Music Image for Castle News 2020
02/26/21
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Student shares original Composition

It is no secret that the arts program at Trafalgar Castle School is thriving.  Whether it’s visual arts with Ms. Welbourn or vocal and instrumental music with Ms. Newman in the lower school, creativity and collaboration in the arts is alive and well. Trafalgar Music teacher Mr. Smerdon recently shared an original composition from Grade […]

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01/22/21
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The Shine Collective Logo Design Challenge

Over the past several months visual arts teacher Ms. Welbourn has worked hard on a partnership with The Shine Collective.  The Shine Collective is a non-profit that’s mission is to “[revolutionize] the workforce by giving talented high school graduates the chance to shine in professional roles at partner companies who advocate for equity, diversity, and […]

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Kathleen Alumna Feature Image for Castle News 2021
01/15/21
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Greetings from a 98-year-old Alumna

In 1939 Kathleen (Gordon) Preston came to Trafalgar Castle School, then known as Ontario Ladies’ College.  Her grandson Drew recently came across Trafalgar’s online yearbooks and shared with her the Vox Collegi 1939 when Kathleen was a Junior. Drew emailed us to share that Kathleen holds many memories from her time at Ontario Ladies’ College […]

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Trafalgar Small Ensemble coursework 2020
12/17/20
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Music Class Small Ensemble Recordings

Mr. Smerdon’s Grade 11 and 12 music students completed another share-worthy assignment before the winter break. This time, they learned and recorded a part in an ensemble that they combined with one or two other students’ work.  The result were the following fantastic small ensemble recordings:   Allegro by Mozart from Yasmine A., Yuki G. […]

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TASC Holiday Spirit Week 2020
12/17/20
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TASC Holiday Spirit Week!

Thank you to Ms. May-Kim and the TASC Team for organizing holiday spirit week! From pyjamas and favourite holiday characters to door decorating and photo contests it was the perfect way to head into winter break!  Thanks also to Ms. Welbourn and the Prefect Team for collaborating with TASC to raise funds for Durham Youth […]

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12/03/20
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Check out our Virtual Tour!

Explore Trafalgar through our virtual tour! Walk through the Castle and take a deeper look inside its historic hallways, classrooms and other loved spaces (something we hope to be able to do in person soon!). Click here to see more.

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Music Image for Castle News 2020
11/30/20
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Fun in Grade 11/12 Music Class!

It’s always fun during music class with Mr. Smerdon! During the month of November the Grade 11 and 12 Music Class were asked to write a parallel accompaniment part to a short, well known melody. After they completed this task,  they were asked to add a piano accompaniment using appropriate chords.  The final piece of […]

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McKenna and Penny Pack 2020
11/26/20
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Blake Garvey Memorial Award of Appreciation

Congratulations to Trafalgar student McKenna who was presented with the Blake Garvey Memorial Award of Appreciation on November 25.  This award is given to a community member each year that has gone above and beyond promoting mental health and recovery in Durham Region.  McKenna’s mom shares, “She was very proud as members of Durham Mental Health Services presented […]

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2019 Big Banner Support Us
11/17/20
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Trafalgar’s Day of Giving

We are hosting the first ever Trafalgar Day of Giving on Tuesday, December 1 for Giving Tuesday! If you’re considering donations to your favourite charities in honour of this international day of giving, please add Trafalgar to your list. Our goal is to raise funds on December 1 in support of student wellness at Trafalgar and […]

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PG Poinsettia Sales 2020
11/09/20
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Parents’ Guild Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

Thank you to those who purchased poinsettias for your home, business or to give as gifts is available this year!  This time-honoured Parents’ Guild tradition helps us to raise much needed funds and give back to our community. Pick up will be at the School on Friday, November 27.

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